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Diamond Strip Hen Party Guide - Newcastle

Hen's Nightlife Guide to the Diamond Strip

Top Reasons to Visit the Diamond Strip
Bars - The most popular nightlife zone in the city is home to a whole host of opulent bars and clubs – most recognisable from MTV’s Geordie Shore.
Restaurants - The street dedicated to drinking still recognises the need to line your stomachs – with Revolution, Coop Chicken and The Continental among the restaurants in the area.
Music - These clubs blast chart topping bangers ‘til the early hours, with national and international DJs performing their sets.
Shopping - Trust us, when you’re partying here, shopping will be the last thing on your minds.
Art - The time, effort and skill that goes into a Diamond Strip girl’s hair and make-up before a big night, is more Picasso ever put in.

Synonymous with the crowd from MTV’s Geordie Shore, the aptly named Diamond Strip is home to the exclusive, A-list crowd. Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Michelle Keegan have all been seen around these parts…

Just along from Central Station, and well within walking distance of other nightlife districts, this is the city’s trendiest area – brimming with decadent and extravagant bars. As soon as you set foot on the diamond encrusted pavements (not really), you will have (literally) stepped onto the set of Geordie Shore – with muscle-bound blokes and lasses with nee coats roaming the streets.

Become a Geordie Shore extra on your hen weekend, with a trip down the famous Diamond Strip.

Black numbered points on a grey map of the Diamond Strip, Newcastle

01. Tup Tup Palace

www.tuptuppalace.com

7 St Nicholas' St, NE1 1RE

Three tiled images of Tup Tup Palace - including one of people lining up outside the bar and two of people in the club

Since hitting Newcastle’s nightlife scene in 2007, Tup Tup has earned itself a reputation as the city’s premier nightclub. If you’re into your celebrity spotting, the bohemian underworld of Tup Tup Palace is screaming your name. Dripping in Eastern finery, with mosaic lamps, Champagne snugs and exotic indoor waterfalls – it’s seen Ed Sheeran, Drake, Example, The Saturdays, Tinie Tempah, Olly Murs, JLS, Boyzone, Plan B, Ne-Yo and Ricky Hatton all pass through its doors.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon – Tues: 22.30 – 03.00, Weds: Closed, Thurs – Fri: 22.30 – 03.00, Sat: 22.00 – 03.00, Sun: 23.00 – 03.00

02. Florita's Miami Bar and Tropical Garden

floritasbar.com

28-32 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Florita's, Newcastle - including one of the bar and two of the interior

Moving on to another Miami-inspired hotspot frequented by the Geordie Shore lot, as well as Rihanna, Fergie and Lady Gaga, wild child, Florita’s, is a tropical paradise on The Diamond Strip. With indoor trees, quirky graffiti art and plush seating areas (including VIP spots), it’s the most lavish place to base your hen party celebrations. You can even drink out of actual coconut shells and treasure chests whilst you’re at it.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth, saxophonist and resident 'bongo man'
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: 17:00 - 21:00
  • Opening Times: Mon - Sun: 17:00 – 03:00

03. House of Smith

house-of-smith.com

26 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of House of Smith, Newcastle - including two of the interior and a black and white image of people in the car

You could also navigate the staircase and visit Florita’s strapping older brother, House of Smith - with Great Gatsby inspired, Moulin Rouge-esque interiors, sumptuous Asian statues and a glamorous drinks list to boot. This glamorous 1950s styled venue attracts a high-end crowd every night of the week, and has even seen the likes of TOWIE superstar, Joey Essex, partying here with his ‘reem’ mates. Winner of the Tyne and Wear Best Club of 2016, it's always a crazy party at the Smith's joint.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth and saxophonist
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Fri: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Opening Times: Tues - Thurs: 23:00 – 03.00, Fri - Sat: 20:00 - 03.00, Sun - Mon: Closed

04. Revolution

www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/newcastle-upon-tyne

Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Revolution, Newcastle - including one of a bar, one of a bartender pouring a cocktail and another man making cocktails with two women

With over 60 bars to their name, this massive chain know a thing or two about throwing the ultimate hen party. The splendid exterior of Newcastle’s Revolution leads you into a grand, old building with 30ft ceilings, marble pillars and classic wood features. The generous drinks offers and fantastic Happy Hour ensures this place is brimming with booze and party animals, every night of the week. Whether you go for a tray of triple-distilled, handcrafted vodka, double up your spirit for £2 extra or get a cute Polaroid to accompany your cocktail, Revs is here to satisfy.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Mon – Fri: 17.00 – 19.00 – 2-4-1 cocktails
  • Opening Times: Mon - Sun: 11:30 – 04:00

05. Madame Koo

madamekoo.co.uk

36 Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Madame Koo, Newcastle - including two of drinks menus on tables and another of people in the bar

The sultry, boudoir like den of Madame Koo will lure your hen party in with its clandestine atmosphere and seriously suave cocktail list. Playing classic soul, disco, RnB, indie and rock and pop, as well as everyone’s secret guilty pleasures – Madame Koo is where the city’s elite come to drink and dance the night away. This underground club even serves up the lethal Geordie beverage (and part of the city’s folklore), the Zombie.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Secret smoking area
  • Live Music: DJ booth and saxophonist
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Fri: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Opening Times: Fri – Sat: 20.00 – 03.00

06. Mimo

mimometropolis.com

8 Pudding Chare, NE1 1UE

Two red cocktails filled with crushed ice, placed on a bar top

Revolution’s funky neighbour, Mimo, is Newcastle’s hottest little bar - serving an array of exciting rum-based Tiki cocktails. Short for ‘Miami moment’, this luxurious bar’s decor is inspirited by the golden beaches of Florida, and will transport your hen party from the streets of Newcastle, directly to a world of white sands and trendy shoreline watering holes. There’s even a brand spanking new nightclub upstairs, Metropolis, where you can continue the party into the early hours.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: 2-4-1 Zombies, Mon – Thurs, 2-4-1 cocktails 16.00 – 20.00
  • Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 16.00 – 02.00

07. Perdu

www.perdubar.com

20-20A Collingwood St, NE1 1JF

Three tiled images of Perdu, Newcastle - including one of people lined up outside, and two of the interior

The hidden world of Perdu, nestled within the bustling city centre, is a high-end party venue on the famous Geordie Shore Diamond Strip. Classy chandeliers, mood lighting, exposed brickwork and plush booths make this venue super popular with the exclusive crowd of Newcastle. Offering the very best in live music and experimental drinks, with massive DJ playing sets and a huge dancefloor to strut your stuff on – it’s an affluent hen do paradise.

  • No. of Bars: Two
  • Beer Garden: Yes
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon: 21.00 – 03.00, Tues: Closed, Weds: 21.00 – 03.00, Thurs: 20.00 – 03.00, Fri – Sat: 19.00 – 03.00, Sun: Closed

08. Flares

www.flaresbars.co.uk/newcastleupontyne

33 Mosley St, NE1 1YF

Three tiled images of Flares, Newcastle - including one of a DJs' hands on his set, a woman in sunglasses and a vintage car above the dance floor of Flares

Neon leg warmers, permed wigs and lycra at the ready – it’s time to praise everything we loved about the 70s. Flares is a colourful celebration of the glorious decade, with retro interiors, glitter balls, a multi-coloured dancefloor and even a VW Beetle hanging from the rafters. Cheap, cheerful and unashamedly brash – Flares and cheese-tastic hen parties go hand in hand.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: Yes
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Mon – Thurs: Closed, Fri: 20.00 – 02.00, Sat: 19.30 – 02.00, Sun: 21.00 – 01.00

09. Bijoux

bijouxbar.co.uk

36-38 Mosley St, NE1 1DF

Three tiled images of Bijoux, Newcastle - including one of people outside, one of people in the bar and another of a bartender pouring drinks

With a sister bar in Marbella, you know you’re in for a good night in Bijoux. Billed as ‘the busiest little bar in Newcastle’, this lively watering hole is, without doubt, one of the best places to celebrate your last night of freedom. After a recent £300,000 refurbishment, the small, intimate interior is luxurious and constantly heaving. It’s even seen the likes of Nathan Sykes, Jack Whitehall, Ellie Goulding and Mark Wright cross its velvet rope.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: DJ booth
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: Yes
  • Opening Times: Mon - Thurs: 19.00 - 02.00, Fri – Sat: 17:00 – 02:00, Sun and Bank Holidays: 17.00 - 00.30

10. The Continental

thecontinental.co.uk

29 Collingwood St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JE

Some people drinking at the bar in The Continental, while bar staff serve drinks

Brainchild of the owners of Newcastle’s Dacantus and El Torero, The Continental is a unique parallel universe where it’s always gin o’clock. Just opposite Revolution, The Continental is dedicated to gin (we like their style). This grand old building is brimming with the good stuff – 550 different gins and 30 tonics, to be precise. It even has its own gin vault, for goodness’ sake.

  • No. of Bars: One
  • Beer Garden: No
  • Live Music: No
  • Fancy Dress: No
  • Happy Hours: No
  • Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 12.00 – late

Cash, Cabs and Kebabs

Cash Machines

The Diamond Strip itself doesn’t really do ATMs (it’s far too posh for that) – but there are several in surrounding areas such as the Bigg Market and Grainger Street.

Taxis

There’s a taxi rank just outside House of Smith, right in the middle of The Diamond Strip, as well as another just along from Central Station. The adjoining The Bigg Market also has its own designated taxi rank, should The Diamond Strip queues be too long.

Takeaways

No Geordie Shore night out ends without one of the group’s heads in a box of cheesy chips or pizza – and neither will your hen night. Although it’s a classy district, it’s still littered with fast food joints to indulge in. There’s even a Subway actually on The Diamond Strip – a welcome sight at 2am after several Revs vodka chains.

If The Diamond Strip sounds like your sort of night oot, have a look on our Newcastle hen weekends page to see what we can organise for you.

*We know the Diamond Strip better than Charlotte and Gaz themselves, and all info in this guide was correct at the time of publishing. Probably.

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